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Defence of the West
Defence of the West
By B. H. Liddell Hart
Morrow, 1950, 335 pp

This well-known military analyst's prescription for a successful defense of Western Europe against Russia bears most of the characteristics which have aroused both praise and controversy in his earlier writings: his emphasis on mobility, quality and limited liability, and his tendency to override political considerations. The book is prefaced by observations on the crises and errors of World War II.